2013 has been a fairly quiet year for writing and publishing (if I compare to previous years), but I do have two poems in the current issue of UCity Review. Take a stop by. I also submitted poems yesterday which I had not done in a month. I sent two packets out. I had actually thought I’d submit to a contest and to a particular journal, but both had fees so I had to pass right now as I try to stay on a strict budget for the rest of the summer. Ah waiting for a paycheck!
I don’t have a new poem for this week. I tried all week to write on a note I had made: dance. I brainstormed different scenarios with this, but nothing came to fruition. I’m OK with that. I have several ideas that came to me this week, however, that I’ll try to start drafting today. I also think my poem from two weeks ago (the one about the guitar) might want to be a short story. Hmmmm. Haven’t tried one of those this year.
So this week’s poem is an older one that I’ve submitted a few times, but I’m not as sure about it. I don’t know that I have shared it here before. If I did, sorry!
–And the poem is gone!
As always feel free to comment on my poem and/or post your own (or link) for discussion. All poems (or other genres) will be taken down one week from today.
In additional poetry news I have to give a shout out to Raymond Luczak’s How to Kill Poetry. This brilliant book does a terrific job of responding to a wide variety of poets that have come before us, and even puts a cheeky eye towards what a future poet may write. What a terrific mix. I can’t decide where to put this book in my house because I have shelves for poetry, but I also have a shelf of poetry textbooks. I could SO teach this book. Someday I hope I have the chance.
Speaking of teaching, kind of sideways, I also like to look to other creative people for discussions of their process. The documentary Brief Encounters is an excellent one about a photographer.
Look forward to seeing what you guys have been up to